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nerve regrowth after surgery

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Guyer
45 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Not long : Most patients notice that their leg pain is completely gone right after surgery while others may notice the pain gradually getting better over the nex ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Nerve regrowth can cause a burning type pain. Treatment for this includes maximizing your nutrition, and sometimes the use of nerve pain medications. ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
No scans: There are no radiological scans for nerve pain.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
When a nerve is cut: Both the nerve and the insulation are severed sometimes the fibers inside the nerve break while the insulation remains intact if the insulation has ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
27 years experience in Urology
No one: You can't repair the nerves if they've been damaged but some reports show return of function up to 18 months after surgery if the nerves were spared. ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes its possible but: the removal of the fragment and clots would provide the best chance for the damaged nerve to recover. These can take a long time to recover, upto 2 yr ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It varies: It varies from person to person, perhaps depending on the severity of the pressure, the time the nerve has been compressed, the amount of inflammation ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dann Byck
Dr. Dann Byck answered
29 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly: Depending on where your spurs were removed from will help with the answer to this question. In general, bone spurs will no return. But, in some case ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Facial nerve surgery: Greetings. I'm afraid I have bad news. In my experience, in my studies and readings, the best chance for recovery is for re attachment as soon after t ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Healing: Most ulnar nerve surgeries result in better strength and sensation, and are very beneficial. Recovery may be noticed as early as 4 weeks, but as late ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John To
Dr. John To answered
29 years experience in Radiology
No: they remove the lamina. after several years, it can appear on MRI that the resected Bone has grown back, but by CT we always see a defect
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Recovery: Depends on many factors: what bone is affected, type of surgery, age and health status of the patient, etc. This is best discussed with the doctor pe ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience in Anesthesiology
Not necessarily : Discuss with your surgeon. Even if spontaneous recovery is not possible referral to a urologist might help shed some light on further options. Good lu ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience in Podiatry
Try injection...: There are sclerosing alcohol injections which can disrupt the nerve signals (by killing the nerve) without surgery. This can be done in the doctor's ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience in General Practice
Depends: Question re: peripheral arm weakness ; pain fr. Nerve damage is ambiguous whether disorders preceded or followed upon surgery. If existed prior then r ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Hyde
28 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Neuropathic pain can be associated with conditions before and after spinal fusion procedures. No surgery is perfect and sometimes nerve pain can conti ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pasala Ravichandran
43 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Therapy: If you have developed weakness you will need physical therapy and exercises to improve the muscle function. It takes a long time to regain the muscle ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Shirley
26 years experience in Family Medicine
Healing slowed: Steroids may actually inhibit or slow down the healing process. Proper exercise and physical therapy is a must for recovery.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
1 to 12 hours: It depends on the type of local anesthesia the oral surgeon used.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
29 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Activity after fused: Given that rods were removed, i must assume that the fusion is solid. Therefore, there are really no restrictions for you in a solidly fused lumbar sp ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
About 4-6 weeks: 4-6 weeks to fully recover from the elbow surgery, although the tingling etc might recover more slowly. Most recovery from tingling would be obtained ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Hands
66 years experience in Endocrinology
Yes: Yes.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience in Pain Management
Scar tissue: Many times scar tissue builds up over time and can cause the original surgery to fail. See the surgeon for your options or even consider nerve hydro- ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Armstrong
22 years experience in Podiatry
Phenol: ??? Phenol is the cauterizing agent that kills the root of the nail. Scar tissue from the procedure is a possibility. More than likely not enough of t ... Read More
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